Free cooling of the one-dimensional wet granular gas

V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Martin Brinkmann, S. Herminghaus

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The free cooling behavior of a wet granular gas is studied in one dimension. We employ a particularly simple model system in which the interaction of wet grains is characterized by a fixed energy loss assigned to each collision. Macroscopic laws of energy dissipation and cluster formation are studied on the basis of numerical simulations and mean-field analytical calculations. We find a number of remarkable scaling properties which may shed light on earlier unexplained results for related systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number018001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


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